Stand & Deliver is a consulting and training firm that primes organizations for high-performance communication and leadership.
Through customized curricula and signature programs, we address the skills that move teams toward growth, transformation and innovation. Our faculty combines experience in business, education, arts and entertainment, and health and wellness—part of a sophisticated approach that helps organizations bring big ideas to the world.
Peter J. Meyers founded Stand & Deliver in 2000. Building upon experiences and insights from the worlds of art and sports psychology, he developed firm’s methodology “high-performance leadership communication,” which serves as basis for his book, As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick, co-written with Shann Nix published by Simon & Schuster.
Stand & Deliver’s services are rooted in the core skill areas that we believe make up high-performance communication: content, delivery and state. We believe in learning by doing, and our curricula and programs are highly participatory. An intimate faculty-to-participant ratio keeps us focused on the specific demands facing organizations, teams and individuals.
Construct a clear architecture of ideas.
Say what you want to say in a way that is clear, relevant and memorable.
Use your whole body to support your message.
Develop executive presence and enhance your voice as a leader.
Develop repeatable practices to perform at your best when the stakes are high.
Manage your emotions and focus, whether you're addressing an audience of one or one
In our work with thousands of people around the world, one thing is clear—there is far more that unifies us than divides us. We stand with those committed to ending racial injustice, to recognizing and embracing our shared humanity. We will continue to dedicate our work towards building connection, the language to advocate, and the skills to listen with the intent to understand.
We commit to being an ally and agent of change. We commit to supporting our employees with forums to share and to learn from each other, and to promoting and protecting fairness, inclusion and attracting and creating opportunities for diverse talent. We commit to investing in our work to serve our clients with techniques and practices to create environments of safety for their teams and colleagues, and the skills to have uncomfortable conversations about race and bias.
Stand & Deliver meets you where you are, from San Francisco to Singapore.
CEO & Co-Founder, Patreon
How does a tech startup build culture during a period of rapid growth?
Inspiring meaningful conversations.
How does a global consultancy inspire meaningful conversations in the C-suite?
Financial Services, Strategy Consultant
How does leadership communication drive business results for financial-services leaders?
Managing high-stakes situations.
VP Product Strategy Lead, Shire
How does a team translate high stress and urgent deadlines into a transformational opportunity?
President of IMD
How does a world-class faculty successfully transition to the virtual world?
AMPLIFYING CHANGE MAKERS
Founder and Executive Director
How does a nonprofit amplify their voice to create positive change in the world?
Stand & Deliver’s client partners recognize the competitive advantage of effective communication.
- Alliance Bernstein
- Amazon Web Services
- American Express
- Bank Muscat
- Barclays Global Investors
- Blue Cross of Idaho
- BlueShield of CA
- BMW Group
- Duke CE
- Ernst & Young
- European Investment Bank
- First Republic Bank
- Focal Point Data Risk
- Giesecke & Devrient
- Goldman Sachs & Co
- Hogan Lovells
- Imagine Entertainment
- Impossible Aerospace
- Johnson & Johnson
- JP Morgan
- Leo Burnett
- Philips Healthcare
- Rockefeller Philanthropic
- Russell Reynolds
- Singapore Exchange
- Skyline Construction
- Stanford University
- State Street Global Advisors
- Swiss Re
- Thacher School
- Third Point LLC
- World Bank
- WWF International
Stand & Deliver’s faculty includes both current and former entrepreneurs, authors, educators, actors, health and wellness professionals, military officers, Pulitzer Prize nominees and Obie Award winners. Where we come together is in our appreciation for and expertise in high-performance communication, the ideas and behaviors that inspire teams and transform organizations.
Unlock the power of your unique voice.
Stand & Deliver is proud to work with and support organizations dedicated to driving global change by developing rising women leaders and underserved populations.
"Stand & Deliver has been an integral part of our fellowship since 2019. It is one of the most praised elements of the fellowship – enabling women impact entrepreneurs to thrive in midst of difficult investor presentations, media interviews, keynotes, or addressing teams."
The Cartier Women's Initiative is an annual international entrepreneurship program that aims to drive change by empowering women impact entrepreneurs from any country that aim to have a strong and sustainable social or environmental impact.
"Stand and Deliver has been an invaluable resource to Rise Up over the years. Their unique methodology, all star facilitators, and commitment to supporting our team to succeed have played a key role in enabling Rise Up to take our communications to the next level."
Rise Up activates women and girls to transform their lives, families and communities for a more just and equitable world through investment in local solutions, strengthening leadership, and building movements. Since 2009, our powerful network of over 600 leaders has successfully advocated for 120 new and improved laws and policies impacting 135 million people in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the U.S.
"I was coached by Stand & Deliver alongside two East Africans and two women with the California team. At the Symposium the next day, I watched my colleagues knock it out of the park, more comfortable and clearer with their messages than I've ever seen them before."
UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative's mission is to eliminate racial disparities in preterm birth and improve health outcomes for babies born too soon, through research, partnerships and education grounded in community wisdom. The main pillars are focused on racial equity, centering community voices, reproductive justice, and innovative research.
We support the WLW Fellows from all over the world to prepare them for their MeetHer Premiere event with media coaching and then support the entire cohort, including WLW Global Advisors.
This is a transformational leadership program that (virtually) gathers Global Fellows - social impact leaders - solving some of the world’s most intractable problems. These change makers and activists from the nonprofit sector, media, government, and business go through an intensive experiential process to break-through old paradigms and advance to new levels of personal and professional leadership. They are then supported with coaching and partnered with accomplished Global Advisors for a full year.
We have supported the 2018 and 2020 cohorts with leadership communication training.
Rise Up’s Youth Champions Initiative invests in powerful young leaders ages 18-29 who are leading the sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice movement in Ethiopia, India, Pakistan, Rwanda, and the United States. Our externally validated model enables young leaders to create large-scale change through leadership development, technology, innovation, and advocacy.
"This program provided un-matched resources, knowledge, and mock training that prepared each of us to excel in a diversity of opportunities. I now have more confidence when addressing audiences and am truly grateful for this opportunity."
Stand & Deliver launched the Invitational Fellowship program to increase the diversity of our Global Labs Invitational programs by offering 3 fellowship seats to members of under-represented communities. These fellows complete the program and have an opportunity to stay connected with other fellows to foster community and support in their endeavors.